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Angel Wings are saved as sculpture is put at centre of mall’s £11m revamp

27 July, 2018

Artist’s impression of the centre with a new bridge running underneath the Angel Wings sculpture

NEW plans have been submitted for a £11million revamp of Angel Central shopping mall.

The revised plans will now raise the famous Angel Wings sculpture to allow a bridge to run underneath.

A 10-year-old schoolgirl, Olivia Gordon Clark, helped save the Wings, which under previous plans would have been removed and replaced with alternative artwork.

Olivia said in a statement: “This seems to me to be a win-win situation for everyone as we will get new restaurants, more shops and the Wings will be saved. I am very proud we were all able to make a difference for the people of Islington.”

Laura Wilson-Brown, head of asset manage­ment UK at CBRE Global Investors, which owns the Upper Street centre, added: “We hope the planning com­mittee echoes Olivia’s support, as the updated plans unlock Angel Central’s full potential, helping to increase footfall to Angel town centre, while creating almost 95 new jobs and boosting business rates by £250,000 a year.”

A second application, focusing on a £6million investment to transform the basement of Angel Central from a car park into retail and leisure space, was submitted by CBRE Global Investors this month. That app­lication will be withdrawn if the planning committee backs the revised bid in September.


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